Bayern Munich knocks Besiktas out of Champions League


Bayern's coach Jupp Heynckes listens to a reporter's question during a news conference in Istanbul, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, ahead of his team's Champions League round of 16 second leg football match against Besiktas Wednesday.

And as Heynckes led Bayern to the Champions League title in 2013 before ending his third period in charge, he has now won 11 successive matches in the competition.

Bayern Munich coasted into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 3-1 win over Besiktas in Istanbul to complete an 8-1 aggregate win.

"We wanted to qualify, or at least experience an exciting tie but the big difference [in the first tie] did not suit us well", he said.

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The German giants were firmly in control of the contest after Thiago Alcantara and an own goal from Gokhan Gonul put them 7-0 up on aggregate until weird scenes unfolded in the 49th minute.

Love got the fans cheering again when Gonul pounced on a mistake from David Alaba to set the Brazilian up for Besiktas' consolation goal before the hour-mark.

"It was a really hectic game", said Bayern captain Thomas Mueller. "Despite the 5-0 win in the first leg, we must start with intensity and my players are aware of this".

But he lasted just 35 minutes before being substituted.

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Right-back Rafinha whipped in a cross, but with the Besiktas defence focused on preventing the ball reaching the lurking Lewandowski, Gonul turned the ball into his own net.

Gonul started the second half with an own goal, minutes before a cat on the sideline caused referee Michael Oliver to halt the game briefly.

They could have had a second just minutes later when Mustafa Pektemek's shot from close range was deflected behind by Alaba.

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